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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Christmas in the air ...

Hello my friends. With all the rain we've had I have found myself thinking about Christmas rather than summer. 
Then I read this weeks LIM blog and I found myself drifting towards a snowy scene.



In the end I made 2 cards. I started with a piece of Sheena stamping card and masked off the lower third with a torn piece of copy paper. I inked the exposed area with distress inks. I used: tumbled glass, stormy sky, faded jeans and chipped sapphire on one and on the other I omitted faded jeans and used dusty concord.


I then flicked water at  them and dried them with kitchen roll after a few seconds and created a snowstorm. Then I stamped the tree in first and second generation black archival ink.
I added some shading to snow and added some snow to trees with a white sharpie.


I then added some frosted lace stickles to the blue one and a mixture of icicle and frosted lace to trees. Shame it doesn't show in pics.
I then stamped the sentiment in black archival ink and added clear wink of stella to Christmas.
Stamps are from Sheena Douglass a little bit scenic range.
I stuck the images down and added card candy to corner. I added frosted lace to them to give them some texture.
And voila' 2 Christmas cards finished. I have 5 ready now, the earliest I have started, Theresa xx.



I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Less is more - theme: faux bleaching
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous scenes, Theresa. These are so atmospheric and beautifully made. Great ink blending - and a fab sentiment!

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  2. Fabulous wintry scenes Theresa and the colours work beautifully and love the spattering for falling snow and fits the LIM challenge perfectly. x

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  3. Love these cards Theresa, real Christmassy scenes. Loving the snowstorm effect and the sentiment too. Hope you've had a good weekend.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

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    1. thank you Jennifer. yes and hope yours was good too, hugs xx

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  4. These are both gorgeous Theresa, it's a wonderful snowy effect!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  5. 2 perfect Christmas scenes Theresa and superb use of the faux bleach technique. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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  6. What gorgeous wintry scenes Theresa and I love how you created the snowbanks and put snow on the trees.Great to have a couple of Christmas cards in your stash too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  7. What a beautiful holiday card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  8. Gorgeous wintry scenes and the perfect use of water splatters for our faux bleach challenge. Wonderfully executed, Theresa.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  9. Lovely Christmas card - Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  10. So pretty! I don`t know why, but I`m in the mood to make Christmas cards too! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! We hope to see you again next time!

    Jess - DT
    www.freshbyjess.blogspot.ca

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